During his recent African tour this year, in Rwanda, East Africa, Nigerian author Othuke Ominiabohs happened to grace two places in Kigali where he launched of his 2 books.
At the Spoken Word Rwanda, a monthly poetry event, Mr. Ominiabohs unveiled his published works, ‘A Conspiracy of Ravens‘ and ‘Odufa: A Lovers Tale‘. Taking a few minutes- which the audience hoped could last longer, the author lively read a few paragraphs of his publications, which the audience sailed to.
Spoken Word Rwanda monthly event which took place on November 30th, at Rubangura Luxury Hotel Apartments in Kimihurura further unveiled both prominent poets and new acts, who all shared emotive live messages, under the theme Lessons Learned.
“Writing is a very powerful tool to reach people, and generations. I just wanted to freeze history so that generations to come will remember this,” explains Ominiabohs.
“I’ve spent a lot of money in this trip, which I doubt will be attained, but it’s not all about the money, but passion,” he states.
Ominiabohs explains how it has been a challenging journey, right from writing, editing, publishing, publicity and marketing, due to lack of potential publishing houses.
As an African author, Ominiabohs believes that people don’t read because they haven’t been availed with what to read, “Its unique to be aggressive as authors, and avail these books regularly to people, which will in turn will interest them,” he adds.